Return of Drones: Flight Experience Improves Returning Performance in Honeybee Drones
作者: Shinya HayashiSayed Ibrahim FarkharyMamoru TakataToshiyuki SatohSatoshi Koyama
作者单位: 1Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2Gifu University
刊名: Journal of Insect Behavior, 2017, Vol.30 (3), pp.237-246
来源数据库: Springer Nature Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s10905-017-9616-2
关键词: HoneybeeDroneSocial hymenopteraAgeFlight experience
原始语种摘要: The effect of experience on the behavior of worker bees has been extensively investigated; however, few such studies have been conducted on male bees. Honeybee ( Apis mellifera ) males (drones), unlike the males of other social hymenopterans, return to their nest after performing a mating flight and have, therefore, an opportunity to learn from their experiences. This provides a chance to understand the significance of experience in social hymenopteran males. Here, we investigated whether experience improves the returning performance in drones (rate and time of return to the hive). We compared the returning performance of “Experienced” drones that were allowed to fly freely and thus had an opportunity to learn the position of the hive before the experiment with “Naive” drones that were...
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影响因子:0.901 (2012)

  • unlike 不等的
  • opportunity 机会
  • learn 学习
  • hymenopteran 膜翅昆虫
  • mating 交配
  • flight 飞行
  • performance 性能
  • therefore 因此
  • experience 体验
  • understand 理解